Joseph Mallord William Turner

River Scenes

1826

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Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 118 x 78 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D18476
Turner Bequest CCX 92 a

Catalogue entry

These rough and loosely executed sketches show a river valley with boats sailing and an arched bridge at rear. Turner produced them with the sketchbook turned upside down. This sheet, and its recto Tate D18475; Turner Bequest CCX 92, was originally catalogued and bound by Finberg in the Brighton and Arundel sketchbook of circa 1824 (Turner Bequest CCX). The book was then reorganised and rebound at some point after 1909, and this leaf was placed in its current position into the present sketchbook (see the Technical notes section in the sketchbook Introduction).

Alice Rylance-Watson
June 2014

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